For the first time in the festival's 53-year history the event will be held in cyberspace.

The festival as we know it has been canceled for May 9-10, but the fair’s 114 local and regional artists will feature their handmade creations online at beauxartsfair.com.

Shoppers are asked to visit the “Meet the Artists” page, where they can peruse and purchase directly from vendors according to QuadCities.com

On May 9 and 10 only, those artists who have a flower by their name on the “Meet the Artists” page on the Beaux Arts Fair website will have special offers. There are currently 20 now on the site, but more will be added every day. You can click on the icon for each artist to be directly linked to their website.

Here's a quote from the QuadCities.com story,

“This will be the first time the fair has gone virtual, but it is necessary given the current situation with Covid-19,” says Beaux Arts organizer Vicki Rocker. “It’s important to us to bring some normalcy to the community even if it’s not exactly what people are used to, plus it supports the arts.”

The Beaux Arts Fair was established in 1967, making it one of the longest-running art fairs in the Midwest.

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